Iowa ranks No. 1 for job openings and No. 3 for economic growth among the 25 states.
Iowa’s jobless rate has dropped to 6.6 percent and the economy has grown 4.9 percent since the end of 2016.
But it has also experienced a resurgence of the state’s economy that’s helped fuel a revival of a boom-and-bust cycle in the state.
The Iowa Economic Outlook Report, released this month, ranks the state as one of the five fastest growing states in the country.
The report’s forecast for the next four years says the economy will expand by 4.3 percent in 2019, up from 4.0 percent in 2021 and 4.2 percent in 2023.
Iowa has been growing for about a decade.
The state’s population has grown by more than a quarter, with nearly one-third of the population now living in the cities.
But Iowa’s unemployment rate has fallen to 5.6 per cent.
And the state has been one of those states that’s seen the biggest job growth in the last decade, with the state adding nearly 14,000 jobs in 2017 alone.
The economy is one of many states that have been hit hard by the recession, but a lot of those gains have been seen in Iowa, a conservative Midwestern state that has been a center of economic development in recent years.
The economic growth has helped fuel job creation in other states, including Ohio and Michigan, where the number of jobs has grown significantly.
But the state also has seen a surge in job losses, with unemployment at 6.9 per cent and the unemployment rate at a 10-year low of 5.3 per cent, according to the Economic Outlook report.